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Painted Skin (2008)

6.4/10
Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Xun Zhou, Zhao Wei, Chen Kun, Qi Yuwu, Sun Li

General Wang Sheng (Chen Kun) rescues a beautiful young woman, Xiao Wei (Zhou Xun), from the scene of a battle and takes her into his household, littl... Read more

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

7.3/10
Director: Dai Sijie
Starring: Xun Zhou, Chen Kun, Liu Ye

Set in China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s, the story follows Luo (Chen Kun) and Ma (Liu Ye), two young men from the city who are sent t... Read more

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)

6/10
Director: Tsui Hark
Starring: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Chen Kun, Mavis Fan

In Tsui Hark's epic wuxia thriller, Jet Li plays a swordsman at war with the reigning forces holding power during the Ming Dynasty, while a concubine... Read more

Shower (1999)

7.5/10
Director: Zhang Yang
Starring: Zhu Xu, Pu Cun Xin, Jiang Wu

This acclaimed drama from Zhang Yang is set in and around a Beijing bathhouse run by its elderly owner and his slow witted son. The proprietor's older... Read more

Beijing Bicycle (2002)

7.3/10
Director: Wang Xiao-Shuai
Starring: Xun Zhou, Cui Lin, Li Bin

Director/co-scripter Wang Xiao-Shuai's Sino-flavoured take on De Sica's "The Bicycle Thief" follows a rural Chinese youth who comes to Beijing and lan... Read more

Beauty Remains (2005)

5.2/10
Director: Ann Hu
Starring: Xun Zhou, Vivian Wu, Wang Zhiwen, Lisa Lu

Set against the backdrop of Communism's rise in 1949 China, it is 15 years since a poor, illegitimate schoolgirl was abandoned; now her spoilt half-si... Read more

The Assassin (2015)

6.3/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the most visual a poet of human existence to have ever made movies, has been working for almost a decade to produc... Read more

The Emperor and the Assassin (1999)

7.3/10
Director: Chen Kaige
Starring: Gong Li, Zhang Fengyi, Li Xuejian, Sun Zhou, Lu Xiaohe, Wang Zhiwen

This lavishly produced, epic historical drama is set in the third century B.C. and tells the multi-faceted story of the man who became the first Emper... Read more

Cloud Atlas ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.5/10
Director: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Starring: Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Keith David, Susan Sarando...

From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix"), Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run"), and Andy Wachowski ("The Matrix"), the powerful and inspiring ep... Read more

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

7/10
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Liu Ye, Dahong Ni, Junjie Qin, Man Li

Zhang Yimou's characteristically lush historical melodrama, set near the end of theTang Dynasty, with Chow Yun-Fat as the Emperor whose wife (Gong Li)... Read more